Meet the team

We take our business seriously, but not ourselves!

Greg Ashe

Director QED Group

In 2009, Greg Ashe, QED Risk Services Director, saw a need to assist brokers in meeting all of their NCCP General Conduct Obligations and started the business to do this. The QED Group of companies provide compliance solutions for every sector in the Mortgage Broking industry.

Before QED Risk Services, Greg had spent the previous 10 years working in risk management, primarily in financial services in Australia and the UK, and was Head of Compliance for Citigroup's Retail Group in the UK. Greg also has worked for ASIC's sister regulator, APRA, and fully understands how to navigate in the world of regulation. He has also been involved in healthcare, mining, the public sector, property and real estate, tourism and e-commerce.

Greg has a profound ability to store obscure/useless information and certainly is hard to beat at trivia nights.

Kathy Ashe

Operations Manager

Kathy Ashe has worked in business development for over 25 years and the breadth of her experience spreads from her time as Business Development Director for American Express in Western Europe to her more recent work coaching small business owners around Australia. She has been involved in telecommunications, healthcare and finance.

When Kathy was at school, she wanted to be a fashion designer, but now she just designs amazing business solutions for our clients!

David Barter

CompliFast Team Leader

David leads the CompliFast Client Support Team to provide consistent education, coaching and ongoing support for CompliFast members, to ensure all their compliance obligations are met, and making it easy for them to do that.

David has a vast array of Lending experience over 25 years, being a former Bank Lender and Finance Broker. David knows what it is like to work in the industry and now he uses that experience to assist our clients and enhance their Compliance Management.

David is a Palindrome - his date of birth is the same forward and backwards. No, he's not giving his DOB away? If you do find out, presents/cash/gift cards will be gratefully accepted!

Heather Leslie

CompliFast Client Support Officer

Heather coaches CompliFast members to fully utilise the CompliFast system to be compliant, including being a Virtual Compliance Manager for broking firms with many credit representatives.

Heather has worked in the Mortgage Industry for over 20 years and before starting her family she was in the banking industry for 8 years. From her roles in the Mortgage Industry, Heather has gained invaluable experience from Broker Admin, Managing Members Services to Compliance for a large sub-aggregator. Heather has gained a Certificate IV and Diploma in Finance Broking.

Heather has loved camping since she was a little child, in saying that she's the 'littlest' in both her family and the QED Team.

Saul Catterall

CompliFast Client Support Officer

Saul coaches CompliFast members to fully utilise the CompliFast system to be compliant, including being a Virtual Compliance Manager for broking firms with many credit representatives.

Saul has a strong background in customer service within the energy, government and outsourcing call centre industries. His strengths are customer service, quality management/compliance and team training.

Saul loves the outdoors and has completed the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea! He's also a Fremantle Dockers fan!

Leanne Knudsen

Relationship Management

Leanne joined the QED team in 2019 to manage Pursuit Broker Services (QED Credit Services). She is now developing and implement sales strategies for the QED Group and overseeing QED's File Auditing Team.

Before QED, Leanne worked in State Government Administration, HSE compliance, Property Management and Collections, she has superior relationship management skills, with a strong attention to detail, with her proven track record of simplifying processes, strengthening compliance and improving business performance.

Leanne is our resident Kiwi and devoted All Blacks supporter of course!

Jamie Wilkins

Compliance Consultant QED Group

Jamie provides technical knowledge on Licensing, risk management and NCCP compliance, both to the QED team, mortgage broker clients and other stakeholders within the credit industry, to help with informed decision making. Jamie has worked all 3 of the QED Group teams - Licensing, CompliFast and QED's own credit licence: Pursuit Broker Services. He has years of experience in the many different aspects of finance, often bringing a unique point of view/interpretation to the team.

Jamie is an avid hobbyist and gamer spending many nights gluing fingers together or enjoying time with friends.

MFAA Full MemberAustralia Compliance Institute